John Pagano Band
Tesheva, GG & Friends Band
1123 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
John Pagano Band
John Pagano Band is a three piece indie/rock band with a blues touch. Based in Atlanta, Georgia. They just won 3 Independent Blues awards. and placed in the top 44 of over 1000 bands total in the international blues challenge in 2015. John Pagano has newly been sponsored by epiphone as well.
A Southern Psychedelic Funk Quartet.
Drawing influence from progressive and experimental rock, Tesheva explores swirly syncopated rhythms that permeate the mind and per-mutate the groove. Each night they traverse new territory, improvising over varied sonic terrain, captivating audiences along the way.
Inspired by bands like The Meters, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Sea Level, and Steely Dan, they aim to create an immersive performance that engages the listener with a one of a kind aural experience.
With the release of their EP, Tesheva, in 2016, the ensemble has come to local and regional recognition. Sharing the stage with artists like TAUK, CBDB, Universal Sigh, Zoofunkyou, The McLovins, Young Valley, Cedric Burnside and more, they continue to grow their audience across the Southeast.
GG & Friends Band
Glenn Dale Gordon was born in 1955 in the small southern town of Hemingway, S.C, with a population of only 447, “GG” was born into a musically driven family. GG started singing at 4 years old and his 3 older brothers sang every Sunday morning on a local AM radio station, although he was too young at the time to perform at the time. Unfortunately, one of his brothers passed away before he was able to perform with all three and that tragedy ended the singing careers for his remaining two brothers and ended his dream of performing in a gospel ensemble with them. However, GG never gave up on music and it became the center of his focus and his life. He pursued this passion and primarily through self-education in singing and lead bass guitar made a name for himself in the music industry.
He has written many original compositions and has produced a 7-track album, entitled “Exposures”, which includes a cover of “I’ll take you there” as well as instrumental tracks of each song. This was released in 2005 under his own label, “Double G Productions”. In the early 90’s he performed with the three-piece house band, Oldschool Rhythm Rule, at The Village, an East Atlanta club. He was the lead bassist and a lead singer in this funk, blues, soul, jazz, and R&B fusion band.
Throughout his career, GG has had the opportunity to open shows for many talented and notable artists including, Bill Pickney of The Drifters and Billy Paul who was a singer on the classic “Me and Mrs. Jones”. He has also played behind “Lots A Papa”, Willie Hill, Randall Rivers, Walter Leaks aka “Walt”, Kenneth Bray aka Kenny B., and has recorded with the legendary Mr. Jimmy “Hornman” Brown of the old school band “Brick”.
GG still resides and plays in Atlanta, but he has extended his touring to include many other states. In addition to live shows he also performs private events for his loyal fans. He is playing in a new three-piece band which includes a bass, lead guitar, and drums. They are also frequently accompanied by a keyboard player, an additional bass player and female vocalist. This band is reminiscent of his early 90’s band in their style and their soul. GG and Friends Band performs a variety of classic covers as well as many of GG’s original compositions and his lead bass and vocals are a force to be reckoned with.
-[Edited by William Hendricks, Editor-In-Chief at Rhythm-N-News]